16 October 2018

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:25

Militants Killed in ASF Conflict

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Herat (BNA) Three Taliban militants were killed in Chasht-e-Sharif district, Herat province and three others including Abdul Rahman senior commander of them have been wounded.
A security source of Herat told BNA, the clash occurred in the mentioned district in which three militants were killed and three others including top commander of Taliban were severely injured.
No harm and losses incurred to security forces in the conflict.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:24

Taliban Militants Killed in Helmand Strike

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lashkargah (BNA) Six armed Taliban militants were killed in security forces strike in Helmand province last night.
The militants were targeted in Mosa Qala district while organizing a series of terrorist attacks.
ANA commander in south of the country told BNA, a stronghold of the militants with all war equipment has been demolished.
It is mentionable that no harm and losses incurred to residents in the raid.
T. Yarzada
 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:23

MoI Assures Security of Elections

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Based on MoI statement, deployment of over 50000 ANSF majority of them ANP, has been started to all provinces who are expected to provide security of polling stations on Election Day.  Addressing the media, MoI spokesman Najeeb Danesh touching the 19 rural districts with highest threat level said, in case of need further reinforcements will be sent to these areas.
The Taliban insurgents recently called the elections as plot and conspiracy of foreigners and said that its result would be taking power by individuals dependent to foreigners, who would represent the people.  Taliban have warned that they would target the election guardians.  This issue has instigated concerns, because the Taliban warning jeopardize citizens.  IEC employees and ANSF and would strongly disappoint the voters who want to attend the polling stations, use their vote and support there would be lawmakers.
The election process was threatened since the beginning as according to media reports, the election process was attacked over 38 times and as result over 471 people most of them civilians were victimized.  Out of which 158 people including 9 candidates martyred and over 313 civilians injured.  The last terrorist attack targeted a election campaign rally in Takhar province on Saturday in which 15 people killed and 35 civilians injured.  Another terror attack in Herat.  Killed 2 people and injured two.
Therefore it requires ANSA to provide reliable security of election process, because in lack of reliable security, civilians’ participation and presence would be fading in polling stations and a small number of voters would accept the risk to attend polling.  The outcome of fading partnership of citizens would be low rate of parliament legitimacy which is expected to appear as a third branch of government according to constitution.  So the MoI statement was in fact a response to an urgent and vital need and an assurance to citizens that they can attend polling stations with peace of mind.
It seems that MoI and its partners would not spare any efforts before and on Election Day to provide security for people.
Addressing the media the other days.  Spokesman of ANSF and RS assured the people that ensuring reliable security of election process would be at the top of their priorities.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, on Monday chaired the Council of Ministers Economic Committee meeting, a statement from his office said.
At the outset, the ministry of foreign briefed the CE about the importance of the SAARC organization’s economic and social importance and said the related ministries should attend its meetings, the statement said.
“Some ministries don’t take the meetings of the SAARC organization serious and that Afghanistan doesn’t take serious the implementation of the plans being discussed in the meeting,” said the ministry’s report shared with the meeting members.
The country’s Chief Executive asked the related ministries to send a professional individual to the SAARC meeting and expand cooperation with the organization.
For more coordination, the ministry of foreign should secure link with the secretariat directorate of the council of ministers in relation to participation in the SAARC meetings or following the organization related projects in Afghanistan, the statement added.
The meeting discussed many other issues related to agenda, including transparently distribution of lands among the investors in the industrial townships, as the ministry of commerce and industries provided the meeting with a report about distribution of nine industrial townships and readiness of 13 others for distribution among the investors.
Dr. Abdullah said no one can create obstacle before the private sector and that lands should be distributed easily among the investors, the statement said.
 

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani travelled to Parwan province to inaugurate a number of projects and held a meeting with members of the provincial council yesterday morning. According to BNA report, the provincial council members shared their problems and suggestions regarding several projects, including creation of jobs for the youth, construction of a main mosque in the city, construction of two roads, extension of electricity to districts, higher education facilities, education scholarships and others. Speaking on the occasion, President Ghani thanked the people of Parwan province for their cooperation with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The President said Afghanistan’s trade with central Asian countries had increased and it had signified the importance of Parwan. President promised construction of a congregational mosque in the capital of central Parwan province while insisting on standard packaging of agricultural products for exports and their increased production in Parwan. The President said now Afghanistan was connected with India, central Asia and Europe through the air and ground, thus necessitating improved packaging and processing. According to another report, President Ghani met security and defense officials and heard reports from them about the security situation and preparations for the Oct 20 Wolesi Jirga elections. The provincial security officials briefed the President about their achievements, challenges said the security forces were in high moral and they had always frustrated enemy’s designs.
 

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani during his visit to Parwan province, inaugurated Jabal Seraj-Nejrab road.
According to BNA report, during the ceremony, congratulating the people of Parwan and Kapisa for the inauguration of the road, the President said that the inauguration of the road was very significant for the people of the two provinces and transferring their agriculture products. The President thanked the people of Parwan province for their cooperation with the country’s security and defense forces for launching successful operations in Kapisa province said the procurements work on creation of road from Bagram Crossroad to Jabal Seraj would be completed within the next one week. Road between Jabal Seraj and Nejrab with the total length of 50 kilometers, in two phases had been completed. The second phase extending from Mahmoud Raqi to Nejrab, with the length of 27.5 kilometers has earlier been inaugurated, while the first phase from Jabal Seraj to Mahmoud Raqi with the length of 22.48 kilometers inaugurated by the President on Monday.
The President also inspected the construction work process of Jabal Seraj Palace said; “I have instructed the reconstruction of the Jabal Seraj historical palace and hope the forty-year war-destroyed areas change into the people exploitable sites, when the country marks 100th Independence Anniversary of Afghanistan next year.” Work on Paghman Bagh-e-Bala building is going on and the Presidential Palace is at the final reconstruction and restoration process, he said, adding that work on Dar-ul-Aman Palace, Tajbik Palace and other monuments in Laghman and Nangarhar provinces going on. The Palaces belonged to the entire people of Afghanistan and any of them was a national park, the President hoping a special sum to be considered in the next years’ budget for restoration of the historical and cultural heritages. The President, also during his visit to Parwan province, inaugurated Barikab Industrial and Agricultural Park and called it a great step to help Afghanistan turn into a fruit and vegetable exporting country. The Industrial and Agricultural Park is built on up to 1025 acres of land and up to 65 land-plots have been distributed among the investors and 340 others ready for distribution.
 

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation (MoRR) has signed three agreements with donor organizations to provide facilities for internal displaced families in northern Kunduz province.
According to BNA report, the agreements has signed between MoRR and Inkashafi Afghan Organization, Solidarity International Organization and Modera Organization.
Based on the agreements the organizations will be cooperate with MoRR to provide foodstuffs, non-foodstuffs, drinking water, job opportunities and implementing of activities for displaced and refugees families in Imam Sahib, Khan Abad districts and center of Kunduz province.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Over 49 anti-government militias were killed during separate joint military operations led by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) within the last 24 hours across the country.
Based on information of ministry of defense’s press office to BNA, the operations have conducted to annihilate armed oppositions, ensure peace and stability and protect the lives and properties of people in insecure areas of Nangarhar, Ghazni, Khost, Kandahar, Herat, Faryab, Baghlan, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Helmand and Nimroz provinces.
Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are ready to give sacrifice to bring lasting peace and stability to the people and are determined to eradicate terrorist groups across the country.
M.A.Ansari
 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 06:10

FM Meets Russian Ambassador to Kabul

Tuesday October 16, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Salahuddin Rabbani Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met Mr. Alexander Mantetsky Ambassador of Russian Federation in Kabul.
According to information of MoF’s spokesman press office to BNA, Mr. Mantetsky invited Mr. Rabbani to participate in the program to be held at Russian Embassy in Kabul, with regards to the training tour of a number of Afghan diplomats to Russia.
During the meeting Mr. Mantetsky also asked Mr. Rabbani to introduce a number of young Afghan diplomats to participate in the global summit of diplomats to be held at Sochi-Russia.
M.A.Ansari
 

Monday, October 15, 2018
Kabul (BNA) In a conference on “Supporting Private Sector in Public Procurement”, National Procurement Authority  (NPA) introduced Afghanistan Government Electronic & Open Procurement System (AGEOPS) to the representatives of international institutions, construction companies, members of civil society and media. Addressing media outlets in GMIC, Elham Omar Hotaki General Director of NPA said: “Using AGEOPS, companies are categorized into few sections considering their experiences.”
Using this system, private companies will apply for contracts that they are expert in it. AGEOPS Works are categorized into eleven sections and companies can apply for one or more based on their experiences.
Hotaki gave three months to representatives of companies to apply for AGEOPS membership so that they would be able to enter the system by receiving a certificate number.
“This system is established to provide required facilities for the growth of private sector, to ensure transparency in procurement processes, to evaluate companies and increase their professional capacity, to accelerate offers evaluations process and to provide certificates of companies’ classification.” Hotaki stressed.
Afghanistan is the only country in the region that has established electronic procurement system.

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